Catalog Number: 2740
Number of Credits: 3
This course will cover the geochemical evolution of the solar system, including nucleosynthesis, planetary accretion and differentiation, formation of Earth's moon, and continuing geochemical processes on the terrestrial planets. We will approach models for planetary geochemical evolution using the meteorite record, lunar sample chemistry, and data from planetary surface probes (e.g., Venus, Mars). Open to advanced undergraduates with instructor's permission.Offered occasionally. Lecture, 3 hours.